Always lookin' for the lowest price ...
They should let churches have churchyards. We've got room out behind Zion for a good number of plots. Is there some law or something?
Or what about small-town burial? I would expect that many rural Nebraska small-towns would have pretty low demand and likely low prices. Some smart small-town operator could promote the low-cost alternative to the big city folks and boost the local economy.
And I still don't like the idea of the hermetically sealed, waterproof, double-pressure, earthquake-resistant, king-coil caskets. They should let you build your own out of plywood. Is there some law or something?
And they say that sealed burial vaults are needed to keep the embalming chemicals out of the soil and water table. Okay, so why embalm? Having an open-casket visitation is not necessary. The corpse never looks like the person. Just put the corpse on ice till the day of the funeral. Between the church and the grave, nothing is going to start smelling.
I'm serious. Somebody convince me that the funeral industry we have is really the best choice.